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Just got a 1951 8N and 5' brush hogwhich according to the seller was restored 2 years ago. It needs to be rewired in that the only wiring operational is for the ign. system. None of the lights work. It has been converted to 12vdc so that part is good and on first use the alt started working after 2 hours. The ballast resistor and points were not so lucky, the ballast resistor opened and the points burned so I bypassed the resistor and filed the points and worked another hour before parking the tractor till I can get parts and repairthe wiring and ign the correct way. Well now on vacation visiting our son so I will view later when we get back to the hotel.
 

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Glad you could join us. Sounds like you have a great start on a really nice tractor.

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:MTF_wel2: Sounds like you have a handle on your tractor troubles, enjoy the site and remember we like pictures.
 

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:MTF_wel2: Harold !, nice to have you here with us and best of luck in getting your tractor issues taken care of :).
 

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With a side-mount distributor, if you get a genuine 12V coil... and depending on how your conversion was built... you probably won't need a ballast resistor or a dropping resistor.

I just converted a 1955 MF TO-35, last spring, and re-wired my 1950 8N. Both of them use a 1 wire alternator, a true 12V coil... and no resistors.

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